At Coles, all of our specialist family lawyers are proud members of Resolution, a community of family solicitors and professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way without going to Court where possible.
Often couples do not realise that there are alternative routes to reaching an amicable divorce than the Court route often hitting the headlines in the media or portrayed in soaps, more often than not with couples fighting for dramatic effect. for some couples however, other dispute resolution options such as collaborative law, solicitor negotiations or helping people reach agreements themselves can work better for their circumstances, while keeping families out of court and minimising conflict and costs.
Our team of expert family solicitors follow this in their approach they take to handle a separation. This means we will always seek to reduce or manage any conflict and confrontation, support and encourage families to put the best interests of any children first and act with honesty, integrity and objectivity. Our trusted team help you to understand and manage the potential long-term financial and emotional consequences of your decisions. We use our experience and knowledge to guide you through the wide range of options available to you and wherever possible, avoid Court proceedings and lengthy unpleasant disputes.
As Resolution members, we have signed up to a Code of Practice that will demonstrate to clients the approach we will always take. The Code promotes a constructive approach to family issues and considers the needs of the whole family, in particular the best interests of children.
If you decide to work with us, this means:
• Listening to you, being honest with you and treating you with respect.
• Explaining all the options and giving you confidence to make the right decisions.
• Helping you focus on what’s important in the long-term.
• Helping you balance financial and emotional costs with what you want to achieve.
• Working with others to find the right approach and the best solutions for you.
• Managing stress in what can be an already stressful situation.
Because we are signed up to the Resolution Code, we work with a network of other like-minded professionals, including mediators, financial planners and family consultants, to make sure we help our clients find the right approach for them.
With specialist divorce and family solicitors accessible across our network of offices, including York, Harrogate, Northallerton & Stockton, if you are considering separation or divorce, contact you nearest Coles office, call 0800 160 10 10 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.